Princeton Ballet School Holds Auditions for Summer Intensive in Winston-Salem
Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, brings its 2018 Summer Intensive U.S. audition tour to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem) on Sunday, January 14, 2018(Registration: 10:00 a.m., Audition: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.). First held in 1982, Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive is one of the longest running Summer Intensive programs in the United States. Based in Princeton, N.J., the Summer Intensive runs from June 25 through July 27, 2018.
The Summer Intensive is a program of serious study in a warm and companionable atmosphere. The faculty provides caring and careful instruction conductive to technical and artistic progress. In seeking to maintain a feeling of community, Princeton Ballet School purposely limits the number of students in class. Students receive individualized attention and intensive training led by ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin, Resident Choreographer Mary Barton, and master teachers Kathleen Moore and Maria Youskevitch. Guest faculty have included Franco De Vita, Raymond Lukens, Kirk Peterson, Trinette Singleton, Aydmara Cabrera,Sterling Baca and Unity Phelan, among others.
"The Summer Intensive has always been my favorite time spent in the classroom both as a student and as a faculty member," says Martin, a former principal dancer for Joffrey Ballet. "As a student I was excited to spend my entire day focused on dancing and I couldn't wait to experience the intensity of the workload and feel the daily progress that I was making through that intense study. As a faculty member, I get a similar thrill from seeing the students' tremendous progress over the course of the five week program."
Auditions are conducted by Princeton Ballet School faculty members throughout the United States and Europe to select 100 students for the program. The audition will give students the opportunity to experience the approach to classical ballet technique that Princeton Ballet School is known for teaching. Students must be 13 and older; classes are held at the Princeton Studio location with optional housing at Princeton University. There is an audition fee of $30 (the pre-registration audition fee is $25). For those unable to make the in-person audition, a video audition is possible.
To pre-register and for more information, please visit www.arballet.org/summer-program or call (609) 921-7758.
Photo: Eleonora Viliani and Jacopo Griffo, photo credit Richard Termine